Friday, May 2, 2014
- __3__ Gratitudes (friends bending every which way to help me, colleagues going above and beyond, and family giving their all for me)
- _2__ Units of Caffeinated Beverages (not that bad for such a big day)
- __0 hours_ Spent Writing (not a writing day. More like a go-on-TV-and then plan-a-massive-book-launch kind of day)
- _0__ Culinary Delights/Disasters Created With Own Hands (uh yeah...no cooking took place. Not even so much as pouring a bowl of cereal :? Yikes. Good thing for Grandma Joanie!)
That is so amazing to say. RUBY ROSE is out in the world, OFFICIALLY!
And I am so thrilled! I'm excited for my book baby to be out in the world, where she can be read! I'm excited that she's real and this story and these characters that have been such a part of my life are out there.
I thought it might be fun to share some numbers, because I'm a bit obsessed with numbers. Here we go!
8 Months to draft KILLING RUBY ROSE
12 Months to edit KILLING RUBY ROSE before getting an agent
3 Months to edit KILLING RUBY ROSE before landing a book deal
380 Days from book deal to book release
35 Days KILLING RUBY ROSE was on sub before being bought by Skyscape/Amazon Children's Publishing
24 Rounds of edits KILLING RUBY ROSE went through in total
32 Days that KILLING RUBY ROSE has been an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller
In regards to the packages that have landed on my doorstep in the last few weeks in preparation for my launch party and school visits....
75 RUBY ROSE t-shirts
3,000 RUBY ROSE bookmarks
1,000 RUBY ROSE posters
5,000+ School kids I've spoken to in the last month
34 Months from RUBY ROSE's inception to being in print
1,000,000,000,000+The amount of gratitude I have for you all and your incredible support, your wise words, your shared laughs, your helping hands, your shoulders to cry on, your kind words, your comments, your tweets, your encouragement, and your friendship. I love you all.
EVERYONE COME TO MY BOOK LAUNCH TONIGHT AT THE CONTAINER PARK DOWNTOWN FROM 6:00-8:00!
JESSIE WITH A SHOT AT THE NIGHT!!!